#Gamergate, the war on nerds, and the corruption of the left and the free press

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blake0812

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Can someone confirm for me... because I can't tell in all honestly: Which side is #gamergate on?

Are the feminists on Gamergate side? Or against the gamergate side? I see both sides using the hashtag so I can't tell for the life of me.

Christina Sommers is a academic feminist and is for Gamergate. Liana K (whom I believe is more pro GG leaning, i'm not sure though you'll have to ask her) is a feminist.

https://twitter.com/CHSommers

https://twitter.com/redlianak

To simply put: There are 2nd wave feminists who are upset of (what they believe) to be exploitation by 3rd wave feminists, vs 3rd wave feminists who are upset they're being challenged.
 

fskimospy

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Well it will take me awhile, so please forgive my late response.

And maybe 1/3 was a bit of an overstatement. There are many women in the movement, but I can't say 1/3 as I don't really know the amount of supporters in it. All I can provide however is a collage of many women.

I hope you understand that a few people's pictures aren't really useful in determining the breakdown of gender in it.
 

blake0812

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I hope you understand that a few people's pictures aren't really useful in determining the breakdown of gender in it.

I understand completely and that is on me for making a statement that it was 1/3. Nevertheless, there are women in the movement, which is what I should have just left at that in the beginning.


Trying to stay neutral is hard :'(
 

fskimospy

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I understand completely and that is on me for making a statement that it was 1/3. Nevertheless, there are women in the movement.

Fair enough!

I'm sure there are some, but my guess is not that many considering both the makeup of gamers as a whole (pretty heavily male skewed) and the issues at work.
 

blake0812

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Fair enough!

I'm sure there are some, but my guess is not that many considering both the makeup of gamers as a whole (pretty heavily male skewed) and the issues at work.

Well I would have to disagree with the pretty heavily male skewed part. There are many prominent women in gaming industry (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver director, for instance) though the only reason it can seem skewed is that they never really gain media attention.


Or are you referring to players?
 

fskimospy

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Well I would have to disagree with the pretty heavily male skewed part. There are many prominent women in gaming industry (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver director, for instance) though the only reason it can seem skewed is that they never really gain media attention.

Or are you referring to players?

I was referring to players, but my guess is that in employment it is also heavily skewed.
 

moonbogg

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Well it will take me awhile, so please forgive my late response.

And maybe 1/3 was a bit of an overstatement. There are many women in the movement, but I can't say 1/3 as I don't really know the amount of supporters in it. All I can provide however is a collage of many women.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClNtUtN6iU

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Plus this whole playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1e7N2497uafDOEN5aYJkiVUvjeovL9uE

Anyone who doesn't know what these dumb bitches are doing is just as dumb. These stupid NOOB girls only want to be a part of some movement. They love the drama. After all, they are girls and girls love drama.
They write up their stupid little signs and post selfies with them and get to feel important for 5 seconds. They know shit about gaming and they suck. I treat them as noobs because they suck at games. They deserve to be called noobs. Stupid, crying, tears washing that makeup all over their mouse hand, #isuckatgaming noobs.
 

blake0812

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Anyone who doesn't know what these dumb bitches are doing is just as dumb. These stupid NOOB girls only want to be a part of some movement. They love the drama. After all, they are girls and girls love drama.
They write up their stupid little signs and post selfies with them and get to feel important for 5 seconds. They know shit about gaming and they suck. I treat them as noobs because they suck at games. They deserve to be called noobs. Stupid, crying, tears washing that makeup all over their mouse hand, #isuckatgaming noobs.

Hateful much? Or maybe I can't detect sarcasm :hmm:
 
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All you need to know about Gamergate is that while they were purporting to be about ethics in gaming journalism, they attempted to get a website blacklisted from getting advanced copies of future games because they disagreed with a review score. A publisher only giving advance screening in exchange for favorable coverage is what most people would consider "wildly unethical." For Gamergate, "ethics" means "say what we want to hear or don't say anything at all." That's why their "ethics" complaints have almost exclusively focused on feminism. "I don't want to hear about it, therefore it's unethical to print it." It's a movement for people who have absolutely no idea what journalistic ethics means (as summed up nicely by people who actually study ethics here and here).
 

brycejones

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Anyone who doesn't know what these dumb bitches are doing is just as dumb. These stupid NOOB girls only want to be a part of some movement. They love the drama. After all, they are girls and girls love drama.
They write up their stupid little signs and post selfies with them and get to feel important for 5 seconds. They know shit about gaming and they suck. I treat them as noobs because they suck at games. They deserve to be called noobs. Stupid, crying, tears washing that makeup all over their mouse hand, #isuckatgaming noobs.

As long as you're man enough to be upfront with your feelings on the subject with any women you come in contact with or do you post shit like this on an internet board because you are scared shitless that a girl might just kick your ass?
 

moonbogg

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As long as you're man enough to be upfront with your feelings on the subject with any women you come in contact with or do you post shit like this on an internet board because you are scared shitless that a girl might just kick your ass?

With any woman? Did I say "any woman"? I was speaking about the lame fakers holding up signs who pretend to give a shit about the state of gaming. I know one BF4 female gamer and she is very good. She also doesn't waste good gaming time by holding up stupid signs and taking selfies like these fake bitches.
These are people who suck at games because they don't care about games. This whole feminism thing is a huge distraction from the truth of bad journalism, and flocks of stupid girls are now holding up their signs pretending to care about gaming. Many of them probably don't even game, they just want a piece of the drama and to be a part of some stupid movement. Selfies and hash tags and their stupid signs lol.
 

blake0812

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All you need to know about Gamergate is that while they were purporting to be about ethics in gaming journalism, they attempted to get a website blacklisted from getting advanced copies of future games because they disagreed with a review score. A publisher only giving advance screening in exchange for favorable coverage is what most people would consider "wildly unethical." For Gamergate, "ethics" means "say what we want to hear or don't say anything at all." That's why their "ethics" complaints have almost exclusively focused on feminism. "I don't want to hear about it, therefore it's unethical to print it." It's a movement for people who have absolutely no idea what journalistic ethics means (as summed up nicely by people who actually study ethics here and here).

Their complaints stem from feminists critiquing games and calling what the artist sees as "sexist" and labeling anyone who plays it as a misogynist. (See Dragon's Crown)

Though it also stems from journalists badmouthing their own userbases (mass effect 3 fiasco and DMC :Devil May Cry)

One cannot deny the rampart censorship from sites like Reddit and 4chan. Because of this, GamerGate blew up
 
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inachu

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I have seen the debate in the trade channels while in Stormwind.
First it was the christian girl trying to spread the gospel in trade telling people they are going to hell.
Then she was laughed at for picking a character whose main skill was stealing life from another being.... as if that was a christian thing to do then of course that made her shut up.

Then came the night elf male guy who could not stop talking about sexuality in trade chat and sexuality is not really even that much part of the game and he was banned because little kids were with their parents online at the moment and he did not have a clue.

Now the women were online and the gamer dudes were calling them out really as males who chose a female toon because of their inner identity is screwed up.

So it boils down to a lack of clarity on the parents part on the above which makes one grow up a tad more.


So yeah immaturity abounds when people play and try to make issues when no issue exists.
 
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Their complaints stem from feminists critiquing games and calling what the artist sees as "sexist" and labeling anyone who plays it as a misogynist. (See Dragon's Crown)

Though it also stems from journalists badmouthing their own userbases (mass effect 3 fiasco and DMC :Devil May Cry)

So what? People are allowed to have a different opinion than you. If you don't like it, don't read it. The notion that it is unethical for a website to publish an opinion piece you don't agree with is a fundamental misunderstanding of what journalistic ethics actually means.

One cannot deny the rampart censorship from sites like Reddit and 4chan. Because of this, GamerGate blew up

Reddit and 4chan are private websites. Their ownership can censor whatever they please. If you don't like it, start your own website (like Gamergaters did with 8chan). People have this completely mistaken view of the First Amendment as though it prevents any criticism of whatever you say. All it says is that the government can't arrest you for it. You can't barge into my house and scream "FEMINAZIS ARE RUINING GAMES;" why would you expect to be able to do that on some random website you don't own?
 

blake0812

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Reddit and 4chan are private websites. Their ownership can censor whatever they please. If you don't like it, start your own website (like Gamergaters did with 8chan). People have this completely mistaken view of the First Amendment as though it prevents any criticism of whatever you say. All it says is that the government can't arrest you for it. You can't barge into my house and scream "FEMINAZIS ARE RUINING GAMES;" why would you expect to be able to do that on some random website you don't own?

Considering GamerGate discussions were allowed prior to it being censored, it strikes a chord.


8chan was made before Gamergate, please look up facts before spewing shit because it's kinda getting on my nerves.
 

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With any woman? Did I say "any woman"? I was speaking about the lame fakers holding up signs who pretend to give a shit about the state of gaming. I know one BF4 female gamer and she is very good. She also doesn't waste good gaming time by holding up stupid signs and taking selfies like these fake bitches.
These are people who suck at games because they don't care about games. This whole feminism thing is a huge distraction from the truth of bad journalism, and flocks of stupid girls are now holding up their signs pretending to care about gaming. Many of them probably don't even game, they just want a piece of the drama and to be a part of some stupid movement. Selfies and hash tags and their stupid signs lol.

We get it, you are scared of women and are a complete tool.
 

mizzou

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I'm really fucking confused, can anyone explain this to me like im 90 years old or 10 years old?
 

moonbogg

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We get it, you are scared of women and are a complete tool.

I'm a real man. I know my nature. You deny it. You sold yourself out along with the rest of them. You envision getting pats on the back from those who claim the false throne of progressivism. You simply ask yourself, "What does the majority believe right now? What can I say that would make me a team player? What can I say that will put me on the popular side of the fence?" And so you say it. You are an emotional parrot, reflecting only the voices and opinions of the popular with no guts to confess your real manhood.
I am a real man, nature first. I see a woman, I want to see her naked to evaluate her. I want to see her breasts to see if they are well shaped and healthy. I want to see if her hips are sexy. You pretend there is something that comes before this. Nothing comes before this. There are many things that come after, but I admit they come after. You lie and pretend they come before.
 
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Considering GamerGate discussions were allowed prior to it being censored, it strikes a chord.

It doesn't change the fact that it is unreasonable to expect freedom of speech on a website. If the site operator decides they don't want something discussed, that's their prerogative. Fortunately it's pretty easy to set up new sites to allow what you want allowed.

8chan was made before Gamergate, please look up facts before spewing shit because it's kinda getting on my nerves.

I apologize for misrepresenting the founding of 8chan as being related to Gamergate. It's certainly been a haven for their discussions after GG talk was banned at 4chan. And in spite of reddit's censorship, the KIA subreddit continues to be one of the principal places for GG to communicate, yes?

As far as what I say getting on your nerves, what specifically are you referencing? Did I make other factual errors? I'm perfectly willing to own my mistakes. If you're just upset because I don't share your opinion, too bad. I've gone to the KIA subreddit and 8chan for myself to see what people are discussing and based on what I've personally seen discussed there, GG is not about ethics (a subject I do care about), it is about anti-feminism (a subject where I vehemently disagree with GG). I'm eager to discuss ethics, because it's an interesting topic, but when it's wrapped up in language about "the war on nerds" I have to call bullshit.
 

mizzou

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Wow, this is an utterly complex form of pre-teen "girls are icky" expression. Fucking amazing how deep people take something and then rage it to "IM GOING TO KILL PEOPLE ERRRRRRRGHHHHH!!"

I bet the people who type this shit are like 12 years old and typing between their piano and soccer lessons in their middle class community. On the other spectrum, I'm sure we have basement trolls who haven't seen daylight in 25 years.

Put these knuckleheads together, we have #STUPIDGATE!
 

moonbogg

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Wow, this is an utterly complex form of pre-teen "girls are icky" expression. Fucking amazing how deep people take something and then rage it to "IM GOING TO KILL PEOPLE ERRRRRRRGHHHHH!!"

I bet the people who type this shit are like 12 years old and typing between their piano and soccer lessons in their middle class community. On the other spectrum, I'm sure we have basement trolls who haven't seen daylight in 25 years.

Put these knuckleheads together, we have #STUPIDGATE!

Daylight is good for the bones, but not much else.
 
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Wow, this is an utterly complex form of pre-teen "girls are icky" expression. Fucking amazing how deep people take something and then rage it to "IM GOING TO KILL PEOPLE ERRRRRRRGHHHHH!!"

I bet the people who type this shit are like 12 years old and typing between their piano and soccer lessons in their middle class community. On the other spectrum, I'm sure we have basement trolls who haven't seen daylight in 25 years.

Put these knuckleheads together, we have #STUPIDGATE!

Same can be said that we need a WAMBULANCE for those crying "GIRLS CAN PLAY TEH VIDEOGAMES TOO!!!!1one!"

Christ, we don't care what your gender is. Go play.
 

mizzou

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Same can be said that we need a WAMBULANCE for those crying "GIRLS CAN PLAY TEH VIDEOGAMES TOO!!!!1one!"

Christ, we don't care what your gender is. Go play.

Way too much bitching and whining going on this past year. Everyone's being victimized by some bullshit boogey man....sooooo sick of it. People just need to do their shit, do it right, and shut the fuck up!